Blackout Poetry Reflection

  1. I don’t mind doing blackout poems but I would choose not to do them if I had a choice because I find it hard to know what word to look for if I don’t know what poem i’m going to write.
  2. They did help me create opinions on current events in our world because if I never made blackout poems out of newspaper articles i would have never known about certain events.
  3. I used “Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy.” I think I used this one because while i was making my poem it was frustrating at first but once i got the hang of it, it started to become fun.
  4. The hardest part about creating my blackout poem was finding the right words because i did not know what I was going to write so I did not know what words to look for.

Cremation of Sam Mcgee Questions

    1. Where was Sam McGee’s hometown?


    1. Why was Sam traveling in the Arctic?

    For gold


    1. What was the last request that Sam made to Cap?

    His last request was to be cremated


    1. How did Cap feel about his promise after some time had passed?

    Did not feel the best about Sam’s last request but since he made a promise he felt like he had to


    1. What happened to Cap’s sled dogs? How did this make things worse for Cap?


    Dogs were tired, and they were running out of food


    1. Why was Cap unable to cremate Sam’s remains in the wilderness?

    Nothing to burn his body

    1. Where did Cap ultimately cremate Sam’s remains?

    At the cabin


    1. Hours after placing Sam’s body in the boiler, Cap looked inside. What did he see?


    Sam mcgee

    1. You know that theme is the message the author wants you, the reader, to walk away from this poem with. What is the message/theme Robert Service is trying to share with you? Be able to support your theme with evidence from the poem.


I think the theme is “You wont always get what you want.” Because Sam Mcgee went to search for gold in the Arctic but ended up dying from the cold.




  1. What does this passage mean to you, “In the days to come, though my lips were dumb, in my heart how I cursed that load!”


What this passage means to me is that Through the years he said dumb things that he regrets or didn’t want to say




  1. In your opinion, why didn’t Cap go back on his promise? Sam would have never known!


I think Cap didn’t go back on his promise even though Sam would have never known is because Cap saw Sam die and couldn’t do anything about it so the least he could do is fulfill Sam’s last request





  1. What really happened when Cap opened that boiler? Did he really see the ghost of Sam? Was he hallucinating? What do you think, and why do you think this?


I think Cap saw a hallucination of Sam when he opened the boiler because Cap was Cold and tired from the lack of food and water that he started to see things that were not there.

One Minute One Take – Thank You Ma’am



Short Story Film paragraph


In my groups short story film, we created settings by going behind the school, so it would be a bit darker, and behind the school it looks somewhat like an alleyway and there was a corner that I could come pop out of to steal the big lady’s bag. A way that we created characterizations was by taking off my shoes because the character that I was acting as was poor and they were in a poor neighborhood. A way that we created character relationships were by the big lady beating up the kid aka me and then kidnapping him to feed him and clean him up and she also gave him money to buy shoes. We created the intro when the boy tried to rob the big lady. I think the rising action/climax was when the woman beat the kid and took him to her house, and I think there was no falling action, but the conclusion was when she gave the kid money. I think the life lesson of the story was to not steal but earn your money and to see from the other persons perspective because you can never know what they are going through.

I was one of the protagonists in my short film and I did the narration over the video. A thing I think I did well while we were filming our short film is acting I think I did a pretty good job getting beat up. I could have done the narrations a bit better by adding a bit more enthusiasm. We communicated through emails.